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NRI, New York attorney Madhu Yaskhi elected
member of parliament in the Lok Sabha

New Delhi, May 30, 2004
Suresh Gupta

"I am the only non-resident member of parliament in the Lok Sabha," said Madhu Yaskhi. I intend to use it to become an interface with the 20 million Indian diaspora across the globe," says the soft-spoken Yaskhi. As expected Madhu Yaskhi truimphed with a huge majority of 1,37,931 votes He won the hearts of Nizamabad people right from the day of campaigning in a short span of time. He created history of getting huge majority in all rounds of counting

NRI, New York attorney Madhu Goud Yaskhi, a rash of suicides by farmers in his native Andhra Pradesh set off a chain reaction culminating in his election to the Indian parliament. I also want to use my experience abroad to raise funds for the needy and ensure that the funds are properly utilised.

Yaskhi says his journey to politics started a year and a half ago when he was reading a newspaper while going to the law firm he founded nine years ago in Manhattan - International Legal and Trade Consultants.

The paper spoke about the plight of farmers in Machareddy town in Andhra Pradesh and he immediately wanted to become a source of refuge to their families, among whom many had lost their breadwinners due to suicides.

"I started by giving Rs.10,000 ($220) each to the 43 farmer families who had committed suicides. They had lost confidence in themselves and in the government."

Yaskhi's wife Shuchee, an endocrinologist who also had a successful career in New York, returned to India and started a practice to tend to children and the poor.


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Madhu Yaskhi, New York attorney and his Dr. Wife returned to India to serve children and the poor people of India and elected MP